Parish Picnics…

St. Michael, Paderborn – Picnic, Saturday, July 1 St. John the Baptist, Red Bud – Annual Picnic and Chicken Dinner. Friday and Saturday, July 14 and 15, Quilt and Cash Bingo.  Polka Mass ~ 4:00 p.m. Saturday St. Joseph, Stringtown – Picnic, Sunday, July 16 St. Joseph, Prairie du Rocher – Picnic, Saturday, July 29[…]

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Our Ss. Peter and Paul knitters and crocheters have been very busy!  We have some beautiful handmade prayer shawls and lap blankets of all colors and sizes.  These have been lovingly created in prayer and blessed by our priests for those who are ill, lonely, home-bound, hospitalized, nursing home residents, grieving, etc. Recipients have shared[…]


465 Gold Rush tickets have been sold so far! The winners of the 2$1,000 awards last weekend were the Dermody Grandchildren and the partnership of Joe Koesterer, Mary Hirsch, Tom Koesterer, and Bill Koesterer. If you have not yet purchased a ticket, you can still do so and you have 7 more chances to win[…]

Corpus Christi – The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

This past weekend, Bishop Braxton emailed the following message to the clergy (and likely others) in the Diocese. In case you had not seen it, or were not aware of this performance by Sting and Pavarotti (like me), it is well worth taking a few minutes to watch and listen. It is beautiful, impressive, and[…]

Outsiders Tavern in Waterloo raised more than $20,100 in an amazing year for the annual Ss. Peter and Paul Parish Picnic fundraiser

Outsiders Tavern in Waterloo raised more than $20,100 in an amazing year for the annual Ss. Peter and Paul Parish Picnic fundraiser. The Honor Roll Club is a tradition started by Butch Kunkel at the 21st Amendment in 1982 as a way to offset the purchase cost of picnic beverages. The fundraiser gives donors the[…]

From the Deacon’s Desk

This Wednesday we celebrate the memorial of St. Aloysius Gonzaga.  He was heir to the affluent and powerful House of Gonzaga, a noble family in northern Italy in the 16th century. He renounced his wealth and title and entered the Jesuit order in 1587 at age 19. When the plague broke out in Rome in[…]

PSR News

Ss. Peter and Paul Parish School of Religion (PSR) is now registering for the 2017-18 PSR year.    PSR offers faith formation to all students in grades 1-8 not attending Catholic School.  To register online, please visit If you have any questions regarding PSR, please contact Angela Atkinson, PSR Coordinator, at or 939-6426[…]